Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta #8

We are regularly asked if we have ever experienced difficulties in deriving new ideas for blog posts.. and our unanimous response is Never! Jakarta is such a diverse and interesting city that we seem to identify a new story at every turn. Certainly for our Best Places to Sip Coffee in Jakarta series, we have a waiting list of coffee spots which will Continue Reading

Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Benda

The colourful alleyway next to Elements, Jl. Benda I have two early memories of Jalan Benda (Jl. Benda), located in my neighbourhood of Kemang. The first involves indulging in my first ever ‘cream bath’ at Tarra’s salon.  If you’re not familiar with a cream bath and you live in Indonesia, then shame on you! You have seriously been depriving yourself Continue Reading

AJB ‘Memorable Posts’ Holiday Reading

A big HELLO from both of us! Today we are closing our Jakarta blog season with some memorable posts from over the last four fantastic years.The following posts will include some reminiscing; first experiences with new ingredients, garden discoveries, new places, memorable Jakarta moments and some very special people. Join us below for our last post for Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Wrapping using Foliage and Fabric

Happy Friday everyone! I'll be first to admit that I am not the best gift wrapper, but I do love to decorate a gift to make up for my shortcomings with straight creases and square edges. This year I was inspired more than ever to decorate my holiday gifts using beautiful natural Indonesian foliage and fruit foraged in my neighbourhood and in my garden. Continue Reading